Amazing Photoshop Retouching
Stunning photo retouching by Michael Oswald
Full time, freelance movie poster designer, Michael Oswald has created very unique style. His artwork is a digital process that is best described as photo manipulation. He starts with a photograph, and digitally paints directly on top of the photo. It is a unique process which requires many hours of detailing.
Michael transforms the original female subjects into super stylish androids, robot pin-ups and sculptures.
Oswald is a true master of Photoshop and his work has been featured in many top art publications including Advanced Photoshop Magazine.
The first and most important step is coming up with a concept. I feel the best way to make interesting art is to have a good reason for making it. The next step is finding the right model and setting up a photo shoot. It is important to find the right model for an image and there have even been times when I have traveled to faraway places in order to find them.
During the photo shoot I try to pose the model as close to what I have in my head as possible. I keep the lighting setup very simple. This makes the transition from ordinary photos to unique artwork more interesting. I usually take around 400 shots at a photo shoot and end up keeping 3 or 4 of those shots.
In the computer I manipulate the image by first breaking it down (changing the color tones, moving body parts around, changing the backgrounds out etc…). Then, in so many words, I paint over the top of the image to make it look like a painting. This is done in a variety of ways (blurring, smudging, airbrushing etc…).
Technically speaking, I use a Canon 5D, usually with a 50mm 1.4 lens, a PC (quadcore with 6gigs of ram), CS2, and no, I don’t use a pen tablet. When hearing this, most professionals would just call me stubborn and set in my ways but I would say to you, find the components that work for you, not what someone else says you should. Let your output speak for itself.
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